CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Corners Smollett’s Lawyer: Does Jussie ‘Plan to Apologize’ for His ‘Ridiculous Stunt’?

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A day after Chicago prosecutors shockingly cleared Empire actor Jussie Smollett of charges for allegedly orchestrating a hate crime attack on himself, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin confronted his lawyer Tina Glandian over the “ridiculous stunt.”

Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night, Glandian contended that the dropping of charges against Smollett signaled that he was not guilty of what police had accused him of—though even the Chicago prosecutor who made the decision to dismiss charges has said the move does not exonerate him.

Following their decision to drop the charges against Smollett and wipe his record clean, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office has come under heavy fire. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called it a “whitewash of justice” while Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said “this is not on the level.” State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, meanwhile, defended the prosecutor’s actions, saying there was only a “slim” chance Smollett would receive jail time.

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